Enlisting Faith: How the Military Chaplaincy Shaped Religion and State in Modern America

Enlisting Faith: How the Military Chaplaincy Shaped Religion and State in Modern America

by Ronit Y. Stahl

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674972155
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 11/06/2017
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 747,032
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Ronit Y. Stahl is a fellow in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

A Note on Terminology ix

Prologue The Mixed-Up Dog Tags of Private Leonard Shapiro 1

1 Mobilizing Faith 15

2 "Christ Is the Melting Pot for All Our Differences" 44

3 The Boundaries of Religious Citizenship 74

4 Chaplain Jim Wants You! 106

5 The Military-Spiritual Complex 134

6 "Maybe God Is an American" 165

7 Moral Objection and Religious Obligation 196

8 Fighting with Faith 226

Epilogue Between God and the American State 258

Abbreviations 269

Archival Sources 271

Notes 277

Acknowledgments 333

Index 339

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